TROY Dothan Campus students celebrate Irish culture

Posted: Tuesday, 17 March 2009

DOTHAN—A student organization at Troy University’s Dothan Campus celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by trying to expand the understanding of Irish history and culture.

Members of the campus Alliance for Cultural Diversity set up a station in Malone Hall on Tuesday where passersby could get refreshments while learning about Irish culture and the history behind St. Patrick’s Day.

Club president Veronica Rogers said she hoped people learned that St. Patrick’s Day is about more than wearing green.

“This club is about celebrating the diversity of all cultures and clearing up misconceptions,” Rogers said.

Rogers is a senior psychology major from Andalusia.

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Veronica Rogers, president of the Alliance for Cultural Diversity at Troy University’s Dothan Campus, stands next to the Irish Appreciation table the club set up on Tuesday in Malone Hall to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The table contained information about Irish culture and the history of St. Patrick’s Day. Rogers is a senior psychology major from Andalusia. (TROY photo/Matt Clower)